Bald eagle trapped in grille of car rescued, given to wildlife sanctuary

ORG XMIT: MIDTN101 In a June 30, 2011 photo, an adult North American Bald Eagle, 28-years old, is pictured at the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak, Mich. Michigan's population of bald eagles has risen, leaving the birds once listed as an endangered species to search out good places to live, according to wildlife officials.  (AP Photo/ The Detroit News, Daniel Mears)

In a June 30, 2011 photo, an adult North American Bald Eagle, 28-years old, is pictured at the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak, Mich. Michigan’s population of bald eagles has risen, leaving the birds once listed as an endangered species to search out good places to live, according to wildlife officials. (AP Photo/ The Detroit News, Daniel Mears)

A Florida man had America’s bird give him quite the surprise.

A bald eagle flew in front of a citizen’s car and became lodged in the grille, Clay County Sheriff’s Office said on Facebook.

The sheriff’s office and Clay County fire personnel helped free the bird, and gave him to the B.E.A.K.S. Wildlife Sanctuary for further care. The bird looks a little ruffled, but the sheriff’s office said everything is fine.

Photo via Clay County Sherriff's Office/Facebook

Photo via Clay County Sherriff’s Office/Facebook


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